Category: Human Touch

Life is about relationships..

I thought of you…

Every year, the month of February can be a little emotionally challenging for me. Tomorrow will be the 24th of February 2019 and my first born child Jessica, would have been 32 years old. The weeks leading up to this day can often be harder than the day of her birth itself. I’m not really sure why, perhaps it’s the…

My Grandfather’s Life

Writing about my grandfather has been on my mind for a few years. On a few different occasions I had thought about starting this blog, but I never quite reached the point where I felt it was something I needed to do… until now. We lost this generous, kind soul from our family at 5.00am on the 23rd of March…

The Importance of Being Me

The definition of important: having serious meaning or worth; deserving or requiring serious attention. In today’s busy life, we often throw that word ‘important’ around loosely… there are so many important things we must attend to, important people we must listen to, important goals we must achieve to be what? Successful? Happy? Important too? I got to thinking today…Monday of…

The ‘Nannahood’ of Life…

It was only a few months ago that I wrote a letter to my unborn grandchild… seems so long ago now. So much has happened since then. It’s a weird experience, there’s no denying it. One day you’re a mother, as you’ve been for the past 27 years and the next, you’re welcoming into the world, the offspring of your…

Finding joy in the ordinary

Like many Australians, I’ve always adored the Hunters and Collectors song, Throw Your Arms Around Me… there’s a particular line in that song that is resonating with me at the moment. “Shed your skin and let’s get started.” That line could have a hundred different meanings for a thousand different people, but for me, right now, it’s taken on a…

Love Your Guts….

The past couple of years, I’ve found myself writing a reflective blog in January. It’s become a bit of a tradition now. Gone are the days where I put all of my hopes and dreams into one new year, declaring this is going to be it… “my year”. These days I am a little more practical. I know there will be highs,…